Written By: Michael Bonn
Before I get into anything else, I just want to wish a safe and speedy recovery to everyone affected by Hurricane Matthew. My thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted.
On a more positive note, I am excited for our trip to Las Vegas, Nevada USA this week. As we prepare for HFTP’s 2016 Annual Convention, I look forward to meeting many new people and learning more about HFTP® as an organization. This will be my first year attending, so without much prior knowledge on what to expect, I am approaching the event with an open mind.
I am particularly interested in the education seminars, including the workshops, 20-minute fast track sessions, vendors, volunteers, sponsors and especially listening to the lectures from our keynote speakers. I am elated to attend the awards ceremony and accept the HFTP Student Chapter of the Year award on behalf of our club director Dr. Katerina Berezina, CHTP for her knowledge and commitment, all of our club members for their ambitious and persistent contributions to all of our success and to the school of Hospitality and Leadership at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee.
I also want to congratulate the HFTP Manasota Chapter for taking home the Chapter of the Year award, as well as say thank you for your continued support in contributing to our student success here at the University of South Florida. Congratulations to everyone who will be recognized for your hard work and dedication to HFTP. I cannot wait to learn a lot on the trip, and I look forward to seeing you all at #HFTPinLV.
Michael Bonn is a student at the University of South Florida Sarasota. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.